Journalism, like politics, continues to be a career where no educational qualifications are laid down. As all that matters is the end-product: journalists are expected to be good communicators proficient in writing; or in the case of TV and radio, effective speakers. (Some may add that both are the last resort of scoundrels).
With many fake newspapers coming up to take advantage of sops given to journalists, or use the clout to blackmail or make money, even communication skills are not needed to become an ‘editor’; those who write can always be hired if you have the money.
In Gujarat the name of the newspaper owner usually appears as editor (‘Tantri’) in the imprint line, with an anonymous de facto editor bringing out the publication. Legendary owners like R.N. Goenka and G.D. Birla, who wielded immense power in their newspapers, never posed as editors.Their name never Continue reading MABF – Sethji Editors